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International Partnerships

 

Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL)

Formed in 1989, FEHRL is a registered international association with a permanent secretariat based in Brussels and governed by the directors of each of the national institutes. It provides a coordinated structure for the interests of the 30 national research and technical centers from the member states in the European Union, the European Free Trade Association countries and the rest of Europe. FEHRL is engaged in road engineering research topics including safety, materials, environmental issues, telematics, and economic evaluation. Research is provided by the national institutes and makes use of the wide range of test facilities available to them. The Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center is collaborating with the EC and FEHRL to conduct research. [Read more about the collaboration]

European Commission (EC)

The European Commission represents the general interest of the European Union (EU) and is the driving force in proposing legislation (to Parliament and the Council), administering and implementing EU policies, enforcing EU law (jointly with the Court of Justice,) and negotiating in the international arena. The Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center is collaborating with the EC and FEHRL to conduct research. [Read more about the collaboration]

European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI)

ECTRI is an international non-profit organization founded in 2003 with members from 27 transportation research institutes or universities in 20 European countries. ECTRI's aim is to help build the "European Research Area" (ERA) in transportation by cooperation in thematic and process oriented working groups, task forces, seminars, and conferences.

World Road Association (PIARC)

PIARC is a non-political and non-profit making association. It was granted consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of United Nations in 1970, and its mission is to be a leading international forum for analysis and discussion of the full spectrum of transportation issues, related to roads and road transportation. They also identify, develop and disseminate best practices; provide better access to international information; and develop and promote efficient tools for decisionmaking.